Welcome to the beta version of the new Women & Golf website. Our web monkeys are still hard at work and welcome your feedback.  


MotoGP Qatar I: Mir 'pissed off' as he heads for qualifying one

Reigning MotoGP Champion Joan Mir is 'pissed off' that he will more than likely have to go through qualifying one today after missing a top-ten spot in free practice two in Qatar.

The Ecstar Suzuki man was 0.013s off tenth place in the crucial second session and will struggle to improve this morning as track temperatures will be very high.

“The truth is I am very pissed off today, being champion now on track is worth nothing,” said Mir, speaking at the track. “I am calm because it is only the first day, it will be difficult to go faster in FP3 because it is very hot.


“If we have to go through Q1, we will go through it. What’s reassuring is that in terms of pace, I’m amongst the best. There were a few small things missing to improve, but I think we have the speed. It’s fixable.

Alex had a good FP2, there's no need for anyone to show me how the Suzuki is doing. We have a lot of room for improvement with this bike and it's true that it's important that we both give 100 percent and he had a good FP2.

“We have to keep working and improve our weak points. I'm not saying to fight for pole positions, which is quite difficult for us, but to be on the second row and be around there.

"With used tyres, we have a pace of 1'54.6s and we are not even a second slower with new tyres, which means there is still room for improvement."

Articles you may like


More MotoGP

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram